BIG SALES…NOW HOW TO SHIP IT…
We’re still working on chipping away at our eBay fees for this past month and today’s sales really helped! Never be afraid of shipping huge things. We shipped a monstrous box today that weighed 50 pounds and measure 20x20x24 all the way to Florida! Luckily the thing we sold was unique enough that the buyer was willing to pay the almost $65 in shipping. Never be afraid! Just get a bigger box!
Item: Ampex 900 Reel to Reel Tape Player
Paid Price: $25
Sale Price: $250 (offer accepted)
Shipping: Buyer Paid (Thank Goodness)
Notes: We saw this thing sitting on the electronics bench at Goodwill and looked it up on a whim. There was one other on eBay that was listed at almost $500. A quick look into completed showed that the person was just guessing on the price and it had been relisted multiple times. This thing sat around for a month or two before we got around to listing it. The thing is…we didn’t want to ship it! It measured 20x10x13 and weighed over 40 pounds. So we put it on bid starting at $299,95. It got tons of views and some watchers but nobody took the bait. When that listing ended unsold we placed it on a BIN with best offer. Someone offered $200 within an hour which we didn’t accept. To make it worth it to us to ship this thing we really wanted to make $200 on it. It sat for a month or so before the same person came back and offered $250. This time we jumped on it! Lots of bubble-wrap and newspaper later and it’s off to Florida!
Item: Gibson Sacred Tour Shirt – NWT
Paid Price: $5.99
Sale Price: $43.50
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: I would have bought this shirt even without the Tags! There are lots of shirts that people would buy…if only they could find them! I have several shirts listed right now that will sell for a good price…if I can just figure out what the person looking for them would search. This one was obvious! A Gibson Tour Shirt! Ba-boom! Sold in less than a month.
Item: Women’s Shape Ups – Sz 6.5
Paid Price: $4.99
Sale Price: $33.00
Shipping: Buyer Paid
Notes: If you’ve ever checked out our BOLO Lists, you know that we have a penchant for Skechers Shape-Ups! These always sell sooner or later. These sold on the later side taking over a month to move on from our storage.
Number of Sales: 4
Cash Flow In: $326.50
Amount Spent on Inventory Sold: $0
Total Returns: 0
Total Profit before shipping: $290.52
Total Spent on New Inventory:$0